Ed Wood
1994
*****
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bill Murray

An absolutely charming and consistently laugh-out-loud funny black and white comedy about Ed Wood, the most misunderstood director in the history of cinema. Johnny Depp is wonderfully kinetic in the title role, but he’s outplayed by Martin Landau whose Oscar winning performance as Bela Lugosi is hilarious and heartbreaking. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski based their screenplay on Rudolph Grey’s book Nightmare of Ecstacy. Tim Burton’s finest film obviously looks great, as well.